Sep 26 2011
GEORGETOWN, Del. – A job fair hosted by U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney (all D-Del.) drew more than 1,600 job seekers to meet with more than 55 employers at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown on Monday.
“Connecting job seekers to the employers who need good workers in Sussex County is one important way we can help grow our economy,” Senator Carper said. “Our hope for these job fair events, that have been held now in all three counties, is to bring down unemployment by showcasing good-paying opportunities in the First State.”
“The job fairs we’ve hosted around the state this year are part of an ongoing effort to help Delawareans access new opportunities and resources for getting a job, and I’m optimistic that today’s job fair did just that,” Senator Coons said. “I look forward to hearing from folks whose meetings today turn into interviews and, hopefully, job offers. With almost 35,000 Delawareans still looking of work, we still have a lot more to do. Jobs remain my top priority.”
“One of the best ways we can address unemployment is by bringing qualified Delaware workers together with employers looking to fill quality, good-paying positions,” Congressman Carney said. “I’m hopeful that many of the Delawareans who came today were able to make connections and find job opportunities that will help them support themselves and their families.”
The Congressional delegation hosted three job fairs across Delaware—one in each county—with a combined total of more than 4,900 job seekers attending.